ajax25g (76) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon! On tap at brewery. Pours very dark amber with beige head that dissipates fast. Nice lacing. Nose is tons of bourbon, some molasses, figs, chocolate, dark ripe fruit. Full in the mouth with med to low carb. Taste is much like nose, but lasts for days. Alcohol is noticeable. Dark fruits more robust. Good beer but wish there was a bit more Belgian aspect and less bourbon.
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a dark clear brown with light head. Aromas of brown sugar, bourbon, and sweet toasted malts. Flavors of brown sugar syrup, oak and bourbon. Nice but the bourbon is overwhelming.
nealblind (1680) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016 vintage. orange brown pour some white cream. Aroma clean caramel bourbon. coconut, cream, nutty. Tastes boozy clean caramel. Not oversweet. great smoothness and balance. This is how you barrel age a beer.
RoscoeAurilius (1) - Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice Vanilla and bourbon notes with a tapioca tone. Good sweet smooth finish without being cloying. Overall a good example of a bourbon barrel aged beer.
jsnicholas (524) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (375ml $12.50): 2015 vintage. Dark Amber with small tan head. Nice bourbon aroma and taste. Sweet. Need to drink again and add more details.
andrewje41 (2954) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Waxed bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a reddish brown color with almost no head. Smells like straight smooth bourbon to me. Rich caramel, dark fruit, and wood flavor. Tastes much lighter than 11.2 to me, though the aroma suggests otherwise. Dominant, yet smooth flavor. Delicious cookie finish. Solid stuff.
tcon25 (660) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at home, dark amber pour, lot of wood, bourbon aroma. Sweet taste, definitely needs some age, some licorice, caramel, chocolate, very smooth drinking beer, some ABV is present. Definitely want to age a bottle a year or even longer to see how it blends out.
after4ever (7611) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at EBP. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy light tan head that sticks around forever. Very boozy nose, showing apricotty bourbon notes as well as probably some of the base beer’s alcohol payload. Caramel, vanilla, and some bubblegummy esters there as well, but mostly bourbon and twang. Thick sticky body with soft carb. Caramel, bubblegum, vanilla, and tons of bourbon on the mid palate. Way more intensely weighted toward the barrel and less toward the base beer, at least this batch at this vintage.
ACHops (1374) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Beer Junction. Pours semi-translucent cola brownish with thin cream colored head. Aroma is rich oaky chocolatey malt and huge sweet bourbon. Taste is light bodied roasty milk chocolate malt with big cocoa flavors. Bourbon flavor and heat comes on at the back, quite balanced with the malt. Impressively rich flavor relative to the thin body on this. Not much Belgian yeast that I can pick out either. Still, the bourbon does wonders for this and really accentuates the rich malts.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black in color thin head. Super flavor and rich dark malts. Tons of bourbon flavor and terrific finish.